Posts Tagged ‘US Senate’

Trump’s Impeachment trial over as US senate acquits him

by Seun Adeuyion February 6, 2020
The US senate, yesterday acquitted President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment, putting an end to the historic trial. The impeachment trial began four months ago. Trump had been accused of mounting pressure on Ukraine to announce investigations that would benefit him in the forthcoming election. On the first article of impeachment, abuse of […]

Trump assembles made-for-TV legal team for Senate impeachment trial

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 20, 2020
President Donald Trump has assembled a made-for-TV legal team for his Senate trial that includes household names like Ken Starr, the prosecutor whose investigation two decades ago resulted in the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said he will deliver constitutional arguments meant to shield Trump from allegations that he abused […]

Former US Attorney General to run for Senate

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 7, 2019
Jeff Sessions to announce on Thursday that he is entering the race for his old US Senate seat in Alabama. Former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce on Thursday that he is entering the race for his old US Senate seat in Alabama, two Republicans with direct knowledge of his plans told The Associated […]

Zuckerberg appears in Congress as Facebook faces bipartisan hostility

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 23, 2019
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced bipartisan, hostile questions in a congressional hearing Wednesday focused on the social media company’s plans to launch its own cryptocurrency known as Libra. Zuckerberg acknowledged concerns about the Libra project, saying he would not allow Facebook to move forward unless he got explicit approval from all US financial regulators. But […]

Updates on the quickly escalating US impeachment inquiry

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 9, 2019
It was a day in which the White House declared it outright won’t cooperate in the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry and the efforts by White House staff to contain the fallout around the July 25 call between the American and Ukrainian Presidents became clearer. Read about all the latest happenings in the impeachment inquiry here: […]

House Democrats’ Subpoenas Meant to ‘Intimidate’ State Dept.~ Mike Pompeo

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 1, 2019
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday wrote a letter to the House Foreign Affairs Committee declaring that Democrats are attempting to “intimidate” State Department officials and calling their scheduled depositions related to an impeachment inquiry “not feasible.” See tweet and letter to the Senate below; I’m concerned with aspects of the Committee’s request that […]